- 21 Oct 20
While the event will take place at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, it will be a virtual show due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On November 12th, the NI Music Prize will host a virtual show on YouTube. There will be brand new performances from shortlisted acts including Arborist, Careerist, Joshua Burnside, Kitt Philippa, Phil Kieran and Sasha Samara.
DJ & Broadcaster Rigsy and Gemma Bradley, Presenter for BBC ATL Introducing will present the show, and there will be guest contributors with live announcements and presentations as well as some previously unseen footage – including the Snow Patrol performance from last year’s event at the Ulster Hall.
The awards include: Best Album supported by PPL; Best Single supported by Help Musicians; the Oh Yeah Contender Award in association with ATL Introducing; and Best Live Act. The winners of three categories will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000 and £3,000 will go to the winner of Best Album.
While Best Album is decided by a panel on Nov 12th, voting is now open to the public for the other three shortlists. Voting closes on Nov 11th at midnight.
Take a look at the full shortlist below:
Best Album supported by PPL
Arborist - A Northern View
Arvo Party - Love Above All
Careerist - Weird Hill
Ciaran Lavery - Plz Stay, bb
Joel Harkin - Never Happy
Junk Drawer - Ready For The House
Kitt Philippa - Human
Malojian - Humm
Our Krypton Son - Modern Ruins
Phil Kieran - Life Cycling
The Darkling Air - Ancestor
The Lost Brothers - After the Fire After the Rain
Best Single supported by Help Musicians
Arborist - Here Comes The Devil
Bicep - Atlas
Cherym - Abigail
Joshua Burnside - The Only Thing I Fear
New Pagans - Charlie Has The Face Of A Saint
Ryan Vail and Elma Orkestra – Love
Oh Yeah Contender Award in Association with ATL Introducing
Best Live Act
And So I Watch You From Afar
Ryan Vail & Elma Orkestra